Healthcare is rapidly changing as the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care becomes more prevalent in today’s healthcare setting. While this shift is a substantial change for many physicians and other healthcare professionals, the need for a value-based model and population health approach are imperative to improve the health of the U.S. population and reduce healthcare costs.
For physicians, a value-based care model recognizes their commitment to their patients’ health and compensates them for the high-quality complex care they deliver. This model of care combines the practice of proactive population medicine with an aligned payment structure – one that reimburses physicians for care that leads to better health and a better experience for their patients.
Value-based care at Humana means physicians and other healthcare professionals have access to sophisticated tools, capabilities and services designed to make population health management easier.
Today, 64 percent of people with Humana’s Medicare Advantage plan (roughly 1.8 million) are cared for by physicians in value-based care relationships with Humana.